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Advance to the Rear (15-Apr-1964)

Director: George E. Marshall

Writers: William Bowers; Robert Carson; Samuel A. Peeples

From novel: The Company of Cowards by William Chamberlain and Jack Schaefer (screenplay)

Keywords: Western/Comedy, Civil War

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Review by Gene Kranc (posted on 1-Aug-2007)

This has to be one of the best movies I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. I saw it several times over forty years ago and still remember a lot of the dialog. Recently I was able to find a soundtrack DVD, but have been unable to find the movie.

Review by Dorene J. Stamper (posted on 2-Oct-2007)

This is one of the best spoofs on the Civil War I have ever seen. Though war is hell, this company of misfits was still able to not only win the day, but have you laughing all the way there. The only thing I could say wrong about it, is that in some parts the music was somewhat loud to where you were unable to hear the actors. But with the use of a DVD you can fix that in no time at all.

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